Decorating a porch and adding curb appeal with an old wood window screen.
There are a lot of thrift store finds scattered throughout our cottage but some of my favorite pieces are the ones that don't need a makeover. I mean, how cool is it to find something you love for only a few bucks (and sometimes free!) and all it requires is a bit of elbow grease to clean it up? That's my favorite kind of find!
I've left plenty of thrift stores empty-handed but a few weeks ago I found an vintage window screen for $2. Ok, it was old but it was in good shape. It wasn't something that I was looking for but as soon as I saw it I knew that I could make good use of it.
The plan was to use it as a see-through divider on the front porch. I wanted to add something that had a bit of character. The hubs didn't get it but I've long given up trying to convince him when I have an idea.
I thought about painting it, for about 2 seconds, and then I decided that all it needed was good cleaning and 4 stainless steel cup hooks to hang it up. Easy!
It's old and chippy and just what I was looking for. Well...I wasn't exactly looking for it but I'm so glad that I found it.
I love the green paint under the white chippy paint and the old hardware.
The porch is still a work in progress but I love the character that the old window screen brings to our outdoor seating area. Now we need to fix the posts before the roof comes crashing down. It's always something.
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